Sunderland and Brazilian club Internacional are closer to an agreement regarding the potential transfer of Ignacio 'Nacho' Scocco.

Reports suggest that the 28-year old striker is set to travel to Wearside to undergo a medical after a transfer fee had been agreed upon.

Black Cats boss Gus Poyet has been monitoring Scocco for some time now but his efforts to sign have been hindered by complications regarding the players move from Argentine club Newell's Old Boys to Internacional last summer.

It is now believed that Scocco will sign a deal with Sunderland before Friday's winter transfer deadline.

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